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So much for Obamacare repeal-replace — this time around, anyway. A well-watched bill in the Senate went down in flames after a small contingent of Republicans opted against voting for it.

And with the political make-up in the Senate at 52-48, pretty much all Republican hands were needed to push through the measure.

The GOPers who bolted?

Sens. Jerry Moran of Kansas and Mike Lee of Utah were the late-comers to the naysaying game.

Sens. Mike Lee and Jerry Moran bucked the Republican tide and opted against voting for the Obamacare repeal-replace bill.

Trump said he was blindsided by the defections, especially since he had just hosted a group of GOPers at the White House on Monday evening, and talk of the Obamacare bill’s passage had seemed on track.

“I was very surprised when the two folks came out last night because we thought they were in fairly good shape,” Trump said. “They’re not disloyal; they had their own reasons. They’re going to have to explain to me why they did and I’m sure they’ll have very fine reasons. But we have to get more Republicans elected because we have to get it done.”

Trump said he’d be out and about to help more Republicans — read: less RINOs — elected in 2018, particularly to the Senate where the same bill that just failed, had actually passed in 2015. Then, it was Barack Obama who failed to sign on to it.

Trump tweeted Tuesday of his disappointment.

“We were let down by all of the Democrats and a few Republicans. Most Republicans were loyal, terrific & worked really hard,” he wrote.

He also called for an absolute repeal, immediately.

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